Herman Cain dies at 74

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  1. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

  2. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    I bet he doesn't get the send-off Lewis got ! RIP Herman
     
  3. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    He was a good honest man. Not a firebrand, but effective. I always liked him.
     
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  4. 436'd Skylark

    436'd Skylark Sweet Fancy Moses!!!!!

    What do you gain from this comment and why make the comparison?
     
  5. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    What do you care? You make comments all the time!
    Its an opinion just like everyone else has now & then.

    See my comparisons of Lewis & Cummings? interesting ?
     
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  6. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    No, he won't get the same send-off, and deservedly so. He was just another politician, like so many others both on the right and on the left who ran for the presidency and failed.

    John Lewis was a great man and lifelong public servant who was instrumental in changing our nation for the better.
     
  7. m louk

    m louk Well-Known Member

    Koolaid
     
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  8. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Great man! Sad to see him go. Excellent Politition. I hope Obama does not ruin his funeral.
     
  9. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    John Lewis:

    W
    hile my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter of the great American story when you used your power to make a difference in our society. Millions of people motivated simply by human compassion laid down the burdens of division. Around the country and the world you set aside race, class, age, language and nationality to demand respect for human dignity.

    That is why I had to visit Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, though I was admitted to the hospital the following day. I just had to see and feel it for myself that, after many years of silent witness, the truth is still marching on.

    Emmett Till was my George Floyd. He was my Rayshard Brooks, Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor. He was 14 when he was killed, and I was only 15 years old at the time. I will never ever forget the moment when it became so clear that he could easily have been me. In those days, fear constrained us like an imaginary prison, and troubling thoughts of potential brutality committed for no understandable reason were the bars.

    Though I was surrounded by two loving parents, plenty of brothers, sisters and cousins, their love could not protect me from the unholy oppression waiting just outside that family circle. Unchecked, unrestrained violence and government-sanctioned terror had the power to turn a simple stroll to the store for some Skittles or an innocent morning jog down a lonesome country road into a nightmare. If we are to survive as one unified nation, we must discover what so readily takes root in our hearts that could rob Mother Emanuel Church in South Carolina of her brightest and best, shoot unwitting concertgoers in Las Vegas and choke to death the hopes and dreams of a gifted violinist like Elijah McClain.

    Like so many young people today, I was searching for a way out, or some might say a way in, and then I heard the voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio. He was talking about the philosophy and discipline of nonviolence. He said we are all complicit when we tolerate injustice. He said it is not enough to say it will get better by and by. He said each of us has a moral obligation to stand up, speak up and speak out. When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.

    Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it.

    You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time. People on every continent have stood in your shoes, through decades and centuries before you. The truth does not change, and that is why the answers worked out long ago can help you find solutions to the challenges of our time. Continue to build union between movements stretching across the globe because we must put away our willingness to profit from the exploitation of others.

    Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.

    When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide."

    Herman Cain:
    "A poet once said, "Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line." --August 11, 2011, in his closing statement at a Republican presidential candidate debate, quoting Donna Summer, from the theme song to Pokémon: The Movie 2000.

    One was an accomplished, respected civil rights leader and congressman. The other was a pizza salesman.
     
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  10. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    George floyd was a criminal
     
  11. GKMoz

    GKMoz Gary / Moz

    Cain was more than a pizza salesman! He like Col.West were born & raised in Atlanta Ga. in poverty and became the epitome of the American dream!
    He rose from that poverty to become a wealthy businessman and did all the things a man who has taken responsibility for his life and actions instead of blaming others for any hardship he encountered in this life!
    Unlike the man, honored with a gold coffin at his funeral awhile back.
    It is strange the difference of opinions of two different men and the paths they tread in life?
    One a doer and the other a whiner/criminal /druggie /prisoner! One was honored by many of the same mindset? and we will see how Herman Cain is vilified by the same people's mindset is as those who honored the criminal?
     
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  12. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    I have no issues with Herman Cain as a person. Was I dismissive? Yes, but it was indeed an exageration / unfair minimization of what he did accomplish. For that I apologize.

    I did not like Herman Cain the politician, but would he be a good guy to have a beer with? Probably, because he always came off as a decent guy, which we could use more of these days.
     
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  13. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    Best keep out of the Florida sun.
     
  14. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    Herman Cain lived in Georgia. No idea how much time he spent in the sun, but perhaps the real lesson is to wear a mask and avoid crowded indoor settings, no matter how underwhelming the numbers.
     
  15. eagleguy

    eagleguy 1971 Skylark Custom

    There are a lot better hobbies than searching this site for places to insert opinions, just sayin! Wear your mask always and everywhere like THEY say! I hear face shields are now the new norm, any recommendations??
     
  16. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    See what I did there? I posted something wrong and unreasonable, got called out for it, reconsidered what I posted, and apologized for having posted something I really should not have. It was the decent and honorable thing to do. You may think it is a sign of heatstroke or weakness, but it actually is a sign of strength and character.

    You too have that opportunity, if you choose to take it, but I doubt you will.

    http://v8buick.com/index.php?search/50644920/&q=independence&o=date&c[title_only]=1
     
  17. bigtorque5

    bigtorque5 Well-Known Member

     
  18. BUICKRAT

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    Folks who have to point out how much strength and character they have, likely lack the same.
     
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